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Mom3LoveBugs 06-12-2012 04:16 PM

what do you see...
 
when you look in the mirror?

I find that my mind hasn't quite caught up to my body yet.

When I look in the mirror, the reflection I see is distorted... I still see a heavier person. But when I look at a recent picture, I think I look pretty good... that is not the same person I see in the mirror though.

Is this normal and for those who have reached goal and been maintaining, does it get better?

Thanks! :)

lindsayk86 06-12-2012 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mom3LoveBugs (Post 4368950)
when you look in the mirror?

I find that my mind hasn't quite caught up to my body yet.

When I look in the mirror, the reflection I see is distorted... I still see a heavier person. But when I look at a recent picture, I think I look pretty good... that is not the same person I see in the mirror though.

Is this normal and for those who have reached goal and been maintaining, does it get better?

Thanks! :)


I have lost almost 75lbs and I don't see it in the mirror at all. It takes pictures of myself side by side of then and now to really see it. Everyone else sees it for sure but I don't. I don't know why but maybe one day that'll change. I hope it gets better for sure.

IPdivajen 06-12-2012 06:04 PM

I could have written this post myself! I caught my reflection in the subway doors today and was kind of surprised, but then when I looked at myself in the mirror when I got home I saw the 'old' me. When I turned sideways I finally saw a bit of a difference but yeah, you're certainly not alone!

KathrynRose 06-12-2012 06:06 PM

I lost 75 lbs. a few years ago and I could not see it at all. I wonder how long before a person can see the change in the mirror.

New Englander 06-12-2012 06:10 PM

I still "feel" fat and think I am until I throw on a cute outfit. :) It's a nice realization that "oh, I do fit into these size 8s!" WOW!

Longhorn Energy 06-12-2012 06:22 PM

I agree, I have to look at pics to see a difference...

DanafromAustin 06-12-2012 06:30 PM

I've lost a pinch over 90 and just last night I asked my husband if I look different. He just can't understand how I can not see the difference all of the time. On Saturday I am flying home for a long weekend and I haven't seen some friends and family since December and I'm WORRIED that they won't be able to tell a difference even though I've probably lost about 40 more pounds since they last saw me. I would love to know when I will fully see what others see now?

Mom3LoveBugs 06-12-2012 06:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by New Englander (Post 4369056)
I still "feel" fat and think I am until I throw on a cute outfit. :) It's a nice realization that "oh, I do fit into these size 8s!" WOW!

lol... same for me!

I have to do a double take at the size to remind myself that I am a size 8. :D

usmcvet 06-12-2012 07:41 PM

I notice a difference when I look in the rear view mirror or in the morning when I shave. My face is much thinner. I can also feel it in different ways all of the time. It is pretty encouraging. I saw a friend today who knows I've lost a lot of weight and I asked him if he could tell, he said no. We were roomates about 20 years ago and have been friends for a long time. I told him I'd lost 88 pounds, laughed and called him a din*k! We laughed together and that was the end of it. I showed him a before and after photo and he was surprised, I also showed him my duty belt, it is another size too small and I need to get a new one.

kodak3 06-12-2012 07:54 PM

So many have told me they can see I lost weight I still don't see a difference:(

zoyaka 06-12-2012 08:31 PM

I LOOOOOOVE shopping. It doesn't mean I always buy stuff, but I love going through clothes on hangers and look for something "special". Recently I've caught myself that I'm going towards women's sizes and I'm still looking at 18Ws, when I'm already almost in 12P.

Dakin 06-12-2012 09:30 PM

Nope.... don't see it or feel it at all.
Maybe that's why I'm having such a problems shopping for new clothes. All of my old clothes are falling off, but when I try on new clothes all I see is flaws... loose skin, sags, and get discouraged, and leave the store empty handed.
I'm getting compliments every day, but all I see is the imperfections.
Hubby can't keep his hands off me. DD's both are proud of me (I'm in a smaller size now than my 20 yo step-daughter who gave birth 6 weeks ago.... yet I still don't feel "thin" or "fit" or "just right"



I wonder if I will ever be satisfied with myself.

Momto2cs 06-12-2012 10:15 PM

Definitely. After a year of maintenance I still have a tough time actually seeing me for the size I am. I usually think everyone else is smaller than me....but they really aren't.
I exercise a lot. I think I am afraid I will wake up and be bigger again.

mtnsun4 06-12-2012 10:24 PM

I have lost almost 50 and still do not see much of a difference- when I look in the mirror, I am not happy with what I see. Every day it is a constant battle- every day I struggle with my self esteem. Every day I wonder if I am ever going to be happy with what I see in the mirror. I feel a tinge of envy when I read about individuals who "love themselves no matter what" and can express how much they believe they are beautiful, no matter what size. I wish I could get to that point. It is interesting how people always say, you need to love yourself. That is very hard for me to do. After reading this post, it makes me think, geez....I sound so pitiful. But, it is the truth...not trying to sound pitiful, but this is what I thought when I first read the question of what do you see when you look in the mirror. I hope one day to reach the point where I am truly satisfied with myself, and not so critical.

mompattie 06-12-2012 10:27 PM

I see a board full of fantastic, loving, big hearted people who are supporting complete strangers and bonding in a journey together. I see a board full of gorgeous people who are changing their lives, becoming healthier and happier!!! I see amazing things happening here everyday and I'm inspired to keep on my journey!! Plus if i stop Wuvs coming up to Canada to give me a dose of whoop ***!!


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